list of publications

"Optimal Time-Consistent Government Debt Maturity," (with Davide Debortoli and Ricardo Nunes), 2017, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 132, 55-102.
- Online Appendix


"A Note on Optimal Fiscal Policy in an Economy with Private Borrowing Limits," (with Marina Azzimonti), 2017, Economics Letters, 151, 62-65


"The Institutional Causes of China’s Great Famine, 1959-1961" (with Xin Meng and Nancy Qian), 2015, Review of Economic Studies, 82, 1568-1611.


"A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles" (with Laurence Ales and Pricila Maziero), 2014, Journal of Economic Theory, 153, 224-251

  - Online Appendix


"Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistent Shocks" (with Marina Halac), 2014, Econometrica, 82, 1557-1614
  - Online Appendix


"Public Debt under Limited Private Credit," 2013, Journal of the European Economic Association, 11, 229-245


"The Political Economy of Indirect Control" (with Gerard Padró i Miquel), 2012, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127, 947-1015


"A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars" (with Daron Acemoglu, Michael Golosov, and Aleh Tsyvinski), 2012, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127, 283-331
  - Online Appendix


"Political Limits to Globalization" (with Daron Acemoglu), 2010, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 100, 83-88


"Future Renting-Seeking and Current Public Savings" (with Ricardo Caballero), 2010, Journal of International Economics, 82, 124-136


"A Dynamic Theory of War and Peace," 2010, Journal of Economic Theory, 145, 1921-1950


"Politicians, Taxes, and Debt," 2010, Review of Economic Studies, 77, 806-840


"Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis" (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson), 2009, Journal of Monetary Economics, 56(8), 1043-1058


"Income and Democracy," (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson), 2008, American Economic Review, 98(3),808-842.


"From Education to Democracy?" (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson), 2005, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 95(2), 44-49

list of Working Papers

Fiscal Rules and Discretion in a World Economy,” (with Marina Halac), 2017, revise and resubmit, American Economic Review


Commitment vs. Flexibility with Costly Verification,” (with Marina Halac), 2017



list of Cases

"Lehman Brothers: Too Big to Fail?" (with Jack Lysohir and Emi Nakamura), 2016, Columbia CaseWorks


Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: GM at the Onset of the 2008 Financial Crisis,” (with Nicolas Vincent), 2014, Columbia CaseWorks


"The Obama Stimulus," 2014, Columbia CaseWorks


The Solow Model Unleashed: Understanding Economic Growth” (with Nicolas Vincent), 2013, Columbia CaseWorks